Ty'rus (Τύρος), the Greek form of the name of two places in Palestine.

1. The well-known city of TYRE SEE TYRE (q.v.), as the name is usually Anglicized, but "Tyrus" in the A. V. in certain passages (Jer 25:22; Jer 27:3; Jer 47:4; Eze 26:2-4,7,15; Eze 27:2-3,8,32; Eze 28:2,12; Eze 29:18; Ho 9:13; Am 1:9-10; Zec 9:2-3; Zec 2 Esdr. 1, 11 Judith 2, 28; 1 Macc. 5, 15; 2 Macc. 4:18, 32, 44, 49). 2. A place described by Josephus as lying "between Arabia and Judaea, beyond the Jordan, not far from the country of Heshbon," where Hyrcanus built a strong castle, of a sumptuous character, as the center of his power in that region (Anf. 12:4, 11). It has been identified in modern times with the magnificent ruins Airak el-Emir, four hours from Hesban, which Tristram minutely describes as corresponding to the statements of the Jewish historian (Land of Israel, p. 529).

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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